Editorial

ShanghART Supermarket

By Abel S.

Xu Zhen’s ShanghART Supermarket. Art Basel Miami Beach 2007. Xu Zhen’s project for Art Basel Miami Beach 2007 was a full-scale replica of what is alleged to be a proto-typical Chinese convenience store. Yes, one of those 24h little stores that are populated by an eclectic mix of well-known international goods – such as soft drinks, cigarettes and dairy – inter-mingling with … +

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Peter Sarkisian. An illusionist of video art

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

Sarkisian uses technology to explore the concept of illusion. His work resembles that of a magician who transforms a tiger into a mouse in front of thousands of perplexed spectators. Although the artist doesn’t present live performances, the actions shown in his video projections may be taken from real life events like driving, swimming, hammering, or walking. The characters captured on his … +

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Leonel Matheu. Giving Freedom to the Audience.

By Manuela Gabaldon

It has been said that art is a reflection of the world and time in which we live in. Parting from this notion, would it be too far-fetched to assume that history could be studied through art? Maybe it would not have been so hard to stay up during fourth period history had our high school text-books been filled with images of … +

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In Search of Magic. Wendy Wischer at the Freedom Tower

By Irina Leyva

The use of technology is commonplace in contemporary artists. More and more we see artists venturing into non-traditional ways of art making, being “new technologies” – namely digital imaging and video, – the most generalized practices. Wendy Wischer is an artist whose work is often based in the use of technology. However, while most of the artists are using it to comment … +

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MIAMI ART PORT. Art in Public Places at the Miami International Airport.

By Rafael Lopez Ramos

Art in Public Places is a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs dedicated to promoting creative art projects with the purpose of improving the visual quality of Miami-Dade County public spaces. For the last 35 years, the outcomes of the program have succeeded in transforming ordinary civic areas into artistic sites that not only have enriched the artistic dimension … +

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Roy Lichtenstein at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

There are moments when art reaches unexpected dimensions that go far beyond people’s prospects. Sometimes it happens so fast that one can’t even notice it, as when a shooting star crosses the air. Only those who have telescopes or spend too much time looking at the sky are able to see it. Fortunately, we may still have this kind of event within … +

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UM Gallery’s Wynwood Project Space. The Cane Art Fair.

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

Among all different events that happened during Art Basel Miami Beach 2007, The Cane Art Fair presented by the Department of Art and Art History of the University of Miami became a major success. The fair took place at the UM’s Project Space in the Wynwood Art District, and it featured the works of a great number of faculty members and artist … +

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La Galerie Bertin-Toublanc. Young Artists, Young Art.

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

At first, what really impresses about La Galerie Bertin-Toublanc is its ampleness. When visiting the space, one doubts whether this is the biggest art gallery in town or just a palace standing in front of one’s eyes. Rooms are connected through long corridors in which the viewer can see the work of young artists from different parts of the world. The gallery … +